Mixed media sculptures, plinths, tv screen, LED tubes, web cameras, chains
An installation thematising the impossibility of making eye contact with one another in the context of a video call due to the vertical disparity between the positioning of a webcam and the user's eyes. Either The two users look at the screen and therefore their eyes do not meet, Or one of them plunges his gaze into the abyss of the lens so that the other can welcome it. But what if Both of them fixed their gaze on the lens? The installation makes visible Such an interaction. The spectator witnesses the fact that the gazes of two sculptures meet through the cameras. Eye contact, without a third observer, would remain blind and without testimony. A perspective on the disjointed mediation between traditional sculpture and Digital objects, humans and technology, Eyes and Mechanical eyes.
A fictional advertisement satirising the paradox of recent cookie laws. What was supposed to promise privacy has turned into the necessity to consent to data collection.
Using visual elements from old computer and technology commercials, which have prepared the grounds for today’s virtual consumer landscape and technological imagination, this video envisions what the cookie of today will mean for tomorrow. Given the fact that past technology ads, originally just the strategic marketing of a distant technological utopia, today ring true like ancient prophecies, will the Fortune Cookie have predicted our future?
A study of the complex relation between abstraction and concrete reality. The monolithic substance of concrete structures is alleviated by revealing its malleable condition of possibility: abstraction. Abstraction is channelled back into its meaning-giving material content: concretion. Marking the oscillating relationship between both dimensions, this piece tries to bridge a seemingly alienating gap between ideality and materiality by demonstrating how both sides constantly and incessantly work through and define each other.
What is concrete can be remodelled through abstraction; what is abstract needs to be translated into concrete reality to find its voice. Taking into account this interdependence allows us to rethink contemporary dualistic impasses, such as the link between urban planning and lived social reality in debates on social housing, between the virtual and the real, between theory and practice.
Window Stills Installation, 2014. Cardboard, photographic prints
An attempt to recreate the ambiguous feeling of watching; the lines between a friendly observing and voyeurism are blurred. Secretly shot photographs of people in their apartments are cropped and packed into a box with a peephole cut into the middle. By peeking into the constructions, the viewer is isolated from his or her surroundings and utterly absorbed by a new, eery atmosphere obscuring what it means to be a passive observer.